Recently I had the great pleasure of a quick trip to Melbourne as a guest of Tourism Victoria as part of the Restaurant Australia campaign. The first part of the trip involved a brilliant trip around Footscray, a foodie melting pot to say the least, with the truly delightful Allan Campion. No stranger to the food scene, it was fascinating to wonder the streets sampling foods with this champion of all things local and Footscray. Allan runs Melbourne Food Experiences and I cannot recommend it highly enough if you are short on time and really want to get to know the backstreets and places to go in this area. I cant wait to go back.
It was also so great to catch up with the ever delightful Andre Chiang - one of the great chefs of our time on this trip. I'll be posting again this week with more pics and details of the amazing dinner we had at Press Projects, the experimental chefs table with Melbourne culinary stalwart George Colombaris. But for now here is a little taste of Footscray